The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.



Education Programs

Physician educators in the IU School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation participate in the training of medical students as well as resident physicians and fellows as they pursue a career as a physiatrist. This specialty seeks to restore a person’s functional capacity to the fullest extent possible. The major divisions of the field are musculoskeletal medicine, inpatient rehabilitation and electrodiagnosis.

MD Program

Medical students interested in pursuing a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can rotate through a physiatry elective during the third or fourth year of medical school. This rotation provides insight to the specialty and allows students to experience real-world clinical care.

Residency Program

PM&R residency training at IU School of Medicine is a three-year program that begins after residents complete a transitional year program. Offering generous training in EMG, sports medicine and pediatric rehabilitation, this program has special strengths in musculoskeletal and occupational medicine.

Fellowship Program

IU School of Medicine offers post-residency training in specialty areas of PM&R on a case-by-case basis. Two-year fellowships are available in pediatric rehab, spinal cord injury, tbi, stroke, sports, musculoskeletal, interventional spine, emg and research.

Working as Physiatrists

After training, physicians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, known as physiatrists, typically choose a solo practice or a group setting-partnership, multispecialty group, hospital-based or HMO. Affiliations may be with an academic institution, a private community hospital or clinic, a VA hospital, or a free-standing rehab facility. The practice may consist of solely outpatient care (such as a sports medicine clinic), inpatient care (hospital stroke unit), or a combination of both. In many cases, the patient population for this area of medicine is referral-based and the physiatrist initially functions in a consulting role. Referrals typically come from neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurology, oncology, vascular surgery, cardiology, rheumatology, trauma and internal medicine. If a patient is admitted into an inpatient rehab unit, the physiatrist may then assume more of a primary care role. The primary professional organization for this area of medicine is the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).